Mergers & acquisitions

March 19, 2013, 9:46 PM UTC

Cynosure Inc. (Nasdaq: CYNO) has agreed to acquire aesthetic laser technology company Palomar Medical Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: PMTI) for approximately $294 million in cash and

Liberty Media Corp. (Nasdaq: LMCA) is nearing a deal to acquire a 25% stake in Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) for around $2.5 billion, according to the WSJ.

St. George’s University of Grenada has hired Credit Suisse to find a buyer, according to Reuters. The deal could be valued at more than $1 billion.

Sanchez Energy Corp. (NYSE: SZ) has agreed to acquire producing assets in the Eagle Ford Shale fromHess Corp. (NYSE: HES) for approximately $265 million in cash.

Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) has opted not to sell its two California refineries, according to comments by company CEO Bill Klesse at an industry conference.

Gryphon Investors has agreed to sell TrustHoust Services Group, a Charlotte, N.C.–based provider of contract food services to the education, healthcare and corrections sectors, to Elior SCA, a Paris-based portfolio company of Charterhouse Capital Partners, Chequers Capital and Intermediate Capital Group.

Westell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: WSTL) has agreed to acquire Kentrox, a Dublin, Ohio–based provider of site management solutions, from Investcorp Technology Partners. The deal is valued at $30 million in cash.

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